- Pricing: £155 per person
- Timing: 11:30am - 15:30pm
Visit Gusbourne’s beautiful 60-hectare estate in Kent and you’ll understand why this unique parcel of land produces such outstanding fruit year after vintage year. We’ve always believed that growing our own Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes is non-negotiable – it’s the key to ensuring the quality we’ve come to expect with every harvest. It’s that consistently high quality that drives our winemaking team to craft every Gusbourne wine with meticulous skill, care and intuition, judging the exact moment to release each vintage – or on occasion deciding that certain years demand something completely unique.
Over the years, alongside our range of sparkling and still vintage wines, Chief Winemaker Charlie Holland has applied everything he's come to know about Gusbourne, from ground to grape to glass, into creating a range of extremely limited-edition wines. Rare bottles in small volumes that epitomise our understanding of our terroir, the expression of our exceptional fruit and the guiding spirit of our founder.
A Tasting Experience Like No Other
For the first time, we’re offering fellow wine-lovers the opportunity to taste wines from this extra-special portfolio, available exclusively through the Gusbourne Icons Experience – an immersive tasting and dining event hosted by one of our knowledgeable Gusbourne Ambassadors who will lead guests through a tutored masterclass, inviting you to explore the story of each wine from soil to sun, vine to grape, tank to barrel to bottle.
Why did certain years yield the opportunity to innovate? What moment led to a particular wine in a particular tank or barrel compelling Charlie and his team to try something different? The circumstances, the science, the skill, the risks, the spirit of experimentation that came together to tell the story of the ultimate expression of time and place. A story that comes to life as you experience these wines in our beautiful private tasting rooms overlooking the vineyards where it all started.
Beyond our own fields, the Kentish produce that grows around us is also part of that story. To complement a specially created lunch menu, our Ambassador will select one of our limited-edition wines to pair with each of four courses prepared on site by Head Chef Anthony Coppard. Seasonal dishes made from the finest local ingredients – a natural match for a holistic tasting and dining event.
We’re immensely proud of – and excited to share – these wines, which epitomise the passion, skill and unswerving commitment to quality and innovation that the team has been practising here at Gusbourne since day one. We’ll be pouring our most rare, limited-edition bottles, including older vintages, still wines and our very special new prestige cuvée. The dates for the year are 27th August, 25th September, 15th October, 19th November and 10th December.
A truly unmissable experience for wine lovers.
The Gusbourne Icons Experience will be held just once monthly at The Nest, with a maximum of 20 guests. Wines and vintages subject to available quantities. Booking essential.
Magnum Masterclass and Lunch with Laura Rhys MS
Set within our cosy Hide tasting room, join Master Sommerlier, Laura Rhys in a tasting of our large format wines, including our newly released vintages followed by a seasonal three-course lunch. Each course will be paired perfectly with our wines, hand selected by Laura.
Still Wines Masterclass and Lunch
This masterclass, hosted by fine wine expert Steve Kirkham, is a fascinating way to explore our range of still wines – from their production to how they taste in the glass. A tutored tasting followed by a delectable three-course menu paired with our wines.
Winemaker's Library Lunch with Chief Winemaker Charlie Holland
An unmissable experience and the perfect opportunity to explore our oldest and most elusive wines. Set in our cosy tasting room, you'll be taken on a journey through our vintages to date with Charlie Holland, our Chief Winemaker. Paired with an exceptional three-course lunch created by Head Chef Anthony Coppard.